“Global warming and climate change concerns all of us – people, companies and societies. In Tieto, we continuously strive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from our operations through energy efficient technology in data centres, Green Office programmes and internal collaboration tools to reduce travelling to mention a few of our initiatives. Naturally we also take part in the Earth Hour to show our commitment to sustainable development”, says Carl-Harald Andersson, head of Corporate Responsibility in Tieto.
In 2011 alone, more than 5 200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. This year Earth Hour has launched “I Will If You Will” on YouTube to showcase how everyone has the power to change the world we live in, bringing together the world’s biggest social video platform with the world’s largest action for the environment.
“In Tieto, we will switch off all non-critical lights and signs in our main offices during this hour, and preparations are already on-going. We also urge all our employees to participate by closing all lights they can during this hour. Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support this event, says Carl-Harald Andersson.